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Blue Bombers fan fulfills promise, wears pants for 1st time in 18 years after Grey Cup win

Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers ‘shorts guy’ wears pants again after win
WATCH: The man known as "shorts guy" who has said he won't wear pants until the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win the Grey Cup is wearing pants again after the team won on Sunday. As Lisa Dutton reports, he's just one of many fans in Calgary celebrating.

A Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan can finally wear pants for the first time in 18 years after his team won the Grey Cup in Calgary on Sunday.

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Chris Matthew made a no pants pledge in 2001, promising friends he would only wear shorts until the Bombers won the cup.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan Chris Matthew put on pants for the first time in 18 years after his team won the Grey Cup on Nov. 24, 2019, making good on the promise he made.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan Chris Matthew put on pants for the first time in 18 years after his team won the Grey Cup on Nov. 24, 2019, making good on the promise he made. Global News

With the Bombers winning the championship — beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 — Chris’ calves were bare no more.

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“It’s been a long time coming,” he said after putting on army-print pants immediately following the game.

“It feels really, really odd. It feels like things are crawling on my legs, to tell you the truth.”

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His wife Darla Matthew was happy with the Grey Cup’s result.

“Now he doesn’t have to wear [shorts],” she said. “And this was the most amazing experience.”
Darla Matthew, the wife of “shorts guy,” celebrates the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Grey Cup win on the field in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.
Darla Matthew, the wife of “shorts guy,” celebrates the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Grey Cup win on the field in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Global News

Chris said he actually likes wearing shorts.

“After this is all said and done, I can put [pants] on if I have to go to a place now, but other than that, I’m going back to the shorts,” he said. “I quite like it.”

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